Member Page: Jere McSparran
Member ID: jmacStatus: Silver Member
Greenup, IL, USA
Member Since: 2007-05-10
Home Site: The MG Experience
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Last Login: 2018-03-22 06:43
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Posted on: Wednesday September 25, 2013
I painted the outside panels on Sat. 9/21. I wasn't very happy with it as I had way too much orange peel. I went to a local body shop to get advice and found that I wasn't using quite enough air pressure, was using too wide a spray pattern and was trying to move too fast. I wet-sanded the outside surfaces again and repainted. Turns out he was exactly right. I turned out very well. I only had 2 goofs; I touched the bonnet with the bottom of the sprayer canister that left a crease in the fresh p...
Posted on: Monday September 16, 2013
I began the process of rebuilding this 1978 Midget. It was already in pieces. I began in May 2013. The body had some rust issues: rt A-post, rt and lft rear door frame lower, rt front rocker. I replaced these areas with replacement pieces from VB and by cutting out rust and filling the area in with new metal. I stripped the paint from the fenders, doors, hood and trunk lid; dents were filled and primered. I made some modifications: I moved the rt attaching support of the radiator out 3" to i...
Posted on: Wednesday January 25, 2012
January 25, 2012, still no progress on the rebuild. This is the year I get started on the body work.
Posted on: Sunday January 23, 2011
Here it is almost 2 years later and my restore project is still sitting in the same place, same condition. I am getting antsy to get working on it. I now have a MIG welder for the body work and a better place to work on it in. But other projects have taken priority. Soon, maybe soon.
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